Katzler Locks and Doors - Security Services and Products


Security Services and Products

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Only trained mechanics and locksmiths at Katzler Locks & Doors will come to your location to perform installation and maintenance of door hardware equipment and locks. We supply door hardware merchandise and parts for new construction, renovation, and replacement. We also provide ongoing maintenance and repair for our customers. Katzler Locks & Doors prides itself on providing excellent customer service; feel free to contact us for any information on locking products.

Katzler Locks & Doors offers services including; creating Advanced Master Key Systems, re-keying a large facility, installing panic hardware, as well as installing dead bolts, lock sets, door closers, electronic locks, and repairing doors. Also providing complete service of all types of Safes & Vaults, Time clocks, Safe-deposit boxes. We can handle projects of all sizes, No job is too big or too small!

We sell, install, and service all brands of:
  • Locks - including swipe card locks, push button combination locks, and all varieties of manual locks
  • Panic Bars and Exit Alarms
  • Trim and Auxiliary, Astragal, and Weather stripping
  • Door Closers, Hinges, Accessories, etc...
Access Control  
Access Control is a system that provides an authority to control access to areas and resources in a physical facility. A well established access control system is part of a larger multi level security procedure within the field of physical security of a physical structure.
Applications of biometrics have found its way in every walk of life. In our daily life it is mostly used as a measure of access control, known as biometric access control that is used as part of biometric security to restrict access to specific areas as well as to protect valuables. Authentication is the key aspect which is commonly used in all Biometric Device.
  There are two main types of Authentication: Physiological and Behavioral
Biometric Access Control Physiological and Behavioral Authenication
Fingerprints are ideal over other parameters because of the fact that fingerprints are very unique. Over the years fingerprints have emerged as the preferred parameter for biometric access control. No two finger prints are the same ever thus finger print identification is a superb way of access control. No keys to be lost, stolen, or unauthorized duplications, no secret codes to be remembered or compromised. Biometric Devices are easy to program no need to duplicate keys or rekeying locks.
Applications of Closed-circuit televisions (CCTV) are essential in areas requiring multi level security that may need monitoring such as Banks, Hospitals, Schools, Military installations, Parking lots. CCTV Systems can operate continuously or only as required to monitor a particular event.

Technological developments
Video Content Analysis Video Content Analysis
(VCA) is the means of automatically examine video to reveal and verify temporal events not based on a single image. There for, it can be seen as the automated equivalent of the biological visual cortex. This technical potential is utilized in a wide range of domains including; health care, retail, security, and safety. Various special functionalities can be realized in VCA. Video Motion Detection is one of the basic forms where motion is detected with relation to a fixed background scene. More advanced functionalities include video tracking and egomotion estimation. VCA analytics can also be used to detect unusual patterns in a videos environment. The system is able to detect irregularities in a crowd of people, for instance an individual moving in the opposite direction in an airport where passengers are only supposed to walk in one direction out of a plane or in a subway where people are not meant to exit through the entrances. In some instances video cameras have difficulty identifying individuals from video alone, but if connected to a key-card system, identities can be established and displayed as a tag over their heads on the video.
Intergrated Systems IP Cameras
One of a developing branch in CCTV is internet protocol cameras (IP cameras). IP cameras use the Internet Protocol (IP) used by most Local Area Networks (LANs) to transmit video across data networks in digital form. IP can also be transmitted over a public internet that permits users to view their camera(s) through available internet connection on a computer or certain cell phone. IP video is restricted to within a private network or virtual private network (VPN).

Integrated Systems
Integrated systems let users to connect remotely from the internet and watch what their cameras are viewing remotely, similar to that of IP cameras.

Wireless Security Cameras
Wireless cameras do not require a cable for video or audio transmission, only a cable for power. Wireless security cameras in the past relied on analog technology; modern wireless cameras use digital technology which delivers better audio sharper video, and more secure and interference-free signals.
  DOORS & FRAMES               Informational Catalogs
Doors and Frames
When it comes to doors & frames we offer nothing but high-end products. Ceco Door is a leading manufacturer of steel doors & frames for commercial, industrial, institutional applications.

Eco-Friendly: Ceco Doors made from recycled steel. Recycling steel not only helps clean up the environment but helps keep our natural recourses from being quickly depleted. Ceco Doors offer a wide range of selections from Light-Commercial to Armored-Shield, Stainless Steel, Wood Grain Steel Doors and Weather Resistant Doors and much more.

Steel Doors & Frames are:

Fire resistant: Steel doors and frames conform to NFPA 80 and stop the spread of smoke and flames. They are fire resistant

Secure: The strength of steel doors and frames frustrates attempts to break in or break through.

Impervious to bad weather: Steel doors and frames make best; in the most extreme weather condition.

Long lasting: Steel doors and frames won't warp, crack, or break down like different door materials.

Environmentally friendly: The most recycled material in the world is steel, making it economical & environmentally the very best choice for architects, designers and owners of commercial buildings.

Energy efficient: Steel is far more efficient than wood, steel doors and frames allow little air infiltration, & the result is less energy loss between the interior and exterior surfaces of the door.

Can be designed to fit nearly all application: Interior, exterior, office, industrial or institutional steel doors and frames can fit nearly any opening, & any design you can picture.

Mortise Locks  
Mortise Locks
Mortise Locks are designed for heavy duty use in schools, hospitals and institutional buildings where security, resilience and low maintenance are required. They are engineered for strength and performance, and precisely manufactured to exacting standards. Mortise locks incorporate latch and dead bolt in one body. The cylinders are interchangeable with different manufactures thus making rekeying in any commercial & institutional applications fast and cost effective. On some models (mainly used on front entrance doors) functions can be switched between entrance and storeroom.
Cylindrical Locks  
Cylindrical Locks
In 1909 Walter Schlage invented the cylindrical lock. The bored cylindrical lock was the result of a much needed cost-effective method of locking doors. The manufacturing costs of cylindrical locks are lower than the more complex mortise lock and because of this they have become widely used in commercial and residential applications. The high end cylindrical locks are made for commercial applications and engineered for durability performance and industrial standards. They are well suited for high traffic doors, areas that are subject to abuse and retrofit applications.
Exit Devices  
Exit Devices
(Also known as panic-bar/panic-device/push-bar) is another lockset that was invented by necessity after the events of the Victoria Hall disaster in Sunderland, England in 1883. It saw widespread use after the Iroquois Theater Fire in Chicago, USA, which killed 602 people on December 30, 1903. They can save lives & easily opened by handicapped people in an emergency. Some are installed horizontally usually on a single door. Others have vertical bars, for double doors where horizontal applications are not suitable. Exit only devices have no outside trim so no reentry once the individual has exited the area. Some exit devices are equipped with alarm and it will sound when pushed on. These types of exit-devices used in retails, hospitals, schools, plants to alert personal of unauthorized exit. Other exit devices can have various types of outside trim permitting re-entry in to the area. Some only requires a key and a pull handle others can have mortised or cylindrical locks with the desired lock functions.
Door Closers Door Closers
Choosing a door closer will require the consideration of a range of criteria. Besides of the closer's performance in fire situations, other criteria should include resistance to opening forces (for use by disabled or infirm) as well as health, safety, durability, risk of vandalism/ligature and aesthetics. Surface-mounted door closers are regular arm, parallel arm, and top jamb. Overhead door closers are usually surface mounted, manufacturers offer concealed models too. Such closers mount inside the overhead door frame or are mounted in the floor directly under the pivot point and are completely concealed. Closers built for heaver doors allow for adjustment of the strength of the spring, making it easier or more difficult to push the door open. To limit the speed at which the door closes, most of the door closers employ hydraulic (oil-filled) dampers, though spring mechanisms may be used for damping as well. All commercial buildings and facilities are required to have door closers installed on all exterior and in some case interior doors.


Master Key Systems


Master Key Systems


Master Key Systems

In order to established the desired level of security in any facility a properly designed and maintained Master-Key System is a must. Achieving proper balance between convenience & security is the most important aspect of any Master Key System.

Before planning any system one dilemma that the security professional has to encounter regardless the size of the Master Key System being design; is Security vs. Convenience.

Proper Balance: More often than not the simplest Master Key Systems are the most secure and last longer than those that are more complicated. Unjustified cross-keying and complicated systems will greatly reduce security and expansion potentials.

System Structure: The levels of keying in the system represent authority in an organization where the system is implemented. All properly designed Master Key System shall have a structure like that of a corporate organizational chart.

2- Level System is considered the lowest Master Key System and has two levels of keying. The keys in the bottom of the Master Key system referred to as change keys. They only operate one lock or a single group of keyed alike locks.

3-Level System has a higher key called Grand Master Key under which two or more 2-level Systems are tied together.

4-Level System combines two or more 3-level Systems under a higher key called Great Grand Master Key.

System Expansion potentials should be considered whenever a Master Key system is designed.

Cross Keying allows other keys then the one that is designed to operate the lock. Cross keying is merely a convenience that some clients might require; for example instead of having to provide each employee with a key for the rest room, employees change-keys can be cross keyed to operate the rest room door(s). It should be avoided in any system where high security is a concern.

Master Key Systems started out with keys and mechanical locks but because of rapid development in computer technology that made Electronic & Biometric Access Control affordable and a reasonable choice for the consumer, therefore Master Key Systems can be implemented in many Access Control applications that call for digital or biometric hardware. Instead of using keys now codes and or biometrics can be used for authentication.

Burgular Resistant Safes


Jewelry and Fire Resistant Safes


Wall Safes


Burglar resistant safes are made of solid steel and heavy door. The lock is protected with a hardened still plate that is extremely drill resistant. Complex re-locking mechanism also part of these type of safes in case somebody trying to punch the back -cover of the lock the relocking device will be activated and the safe cannot be opened even with the right combinations. Time clocks are also used in some burglar resistant safes; the door can only be opened at a previously set time.

Fire resistant safes are designed to protect their contents from high temperatures or actual fire. Fire resistant safes are rated by the amount of time they can withstand the temperatures that the fire produces, at the same time not exceeding a set internal temperature. Models are normally available between half-hour and four-hour durations.

Jewelry safes are high end products and also Burglar & fire Resistant Safes. They are also manufactured with interior chests of fine woods and fabric liners with a range of organizational configurations.

Burglar & fire Resistant Safes find home in banks and other establishments where high security is a priority.

Wall safes are installed either flash with the surface or recessed to provide hidden protection for documents and smaller valuables. Adjustable depth allows the utilization of usable space when installed in different wall thicknesses. Some wall safes offer pry resistant recessed door with concealed hinges for anti-theft protection. A painting can be hung over a wall safe to conceal it.

Bank vaults unlike safes are an integral part of a building within which they were built, using armored walls and a tightly fashioned door closed with a complex locking mechanism. Historically, strong-rooms were built in the basement of a bank where the ceilings were vaulted, hence the name. Vault technology developed in a sort of an arms race with bank robbers. Vault makers found innovative ways to foil burglars that came up with ways to break into vaults; Present day vaults are armed with a wide array of alarms and anti-theft devices. Some nineteenth and early twentieth century vaults were built so well that today they are almost impossible to destroy.
  Bank Vaults
Bank vaults are built as custom orders. The vault is usually the first aspect of a new bank building to be designed and built. The manufacturing process begins with the design of the vault, and the rest of the bank is built around it.

Wall panels are molded first using a special reinforced concrete mix. In addition to the usual cement powder, stone, etc., additional materials such as metal shavings or abrasive materials may be added to resist drilling penetration of the slab.

The vault door is also molded of special concrete used to make the panels, but it can be made in several ways. The door mold differs from the panel molds because there is a hole for the lock and the door will be clad in stainless steel. Round vault doors were popular in the early 20th century and are iconic images for a bank's high security. They fell out of favor due to manufacturing complexities, maintenance issues (door sag due to weight) and cost, but a few examples are still available.

A vault door, much like the smaller burglary safe door, is secured with numerous massive metal bolts (cylinders) extending from the door into the surrounding frame. Holding those bolts in place is some sort of lock. The lock is invariably mounted on the inside (behind) of the difficult to penetrate door and is usually very modest in size and strength, but very difficult to gain access to from the outside. There are many types of lock mechanisms in use.
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